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Saturday 19 April 2014 12:52 PM

Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC is debating whether to change tack and offer players 'inducements' to play 1st XV rugby at Braywick next season.

In their first year at the helm, both head coach Allan Greene and chairman Steve Bough have underscored the club's amateur credentials and the desire for that ethos to continue.

After a disheartening relegation from the national leagues the previous


10:30 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene declared himself satisfied with his team's season in South West 1 after they finished mid-table following a 29-7 win at Salisbury on Saturday. Maids have enjoyed a mixed season
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17:34 Wed 16 Apr 2014
Maidenhead RFC Braywick Maidenhead RFC host Bracknell RFC at Braywick tonight in the Berkshire Cup final, kick-off 8pm. The match was only arranged on Monday and Maids head coach Allan Greene says he has patched together a team
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19:00 Sat 12 Apr 2014
rugby Marlow are relegated from South West 1 East after losing their penultimate match of the season 27-12 at Reading. The Bucks side, who beat champions Oxford Harlequins 19-15 last week to maintain their tenuous grip
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17:43 Thu 17 Apr 2014
rugby Maidenhead RFC were beaten 39-17 by Bracknell in the final of the of the Berkshire Cup at Braywick on Wednesday evening. The hasitly arranged match was won the National League 3 side despite tries from
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16:00 Mon 14 Apr 2014
Maidenhead Advertiser Tonbridge Angels In today's SportsTALK - Michael, Graeme and Dan look back a feisty encounter at York Road with Conference South Survival on the line. It all kicked off at York Road as Maidenhead United players and
11:59 Thu 10 Apr 2014
Maid According to head coach Allan Greene, Maidenhead RFC redeemed themselves after losing 61-5 to Reading RFCearlier in the campaign, by beating their rivals 38-15 on Saturday. He said Maids' second half performance was 'as good
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11:18 Tue 15 Apr 2014
London Wasps Winger Tom Varndell insists The Stinger at Twickenham has taken on extra significance now that London Wasps and Gloucester Rugby are competing for the same European play-off spot. The clash with the Cherry & Whites
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14:05 Mon 14 Apr 2014
London Irish London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith claimed his side's second-half performance was more satisfying than their first despite scoring six tries before the break in an emphatic victory over Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva
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09:00 Thu 17 Apr 2014
Richard Kinsey Having delayed the inevitable by surprisingly beating champions Oxford Harlequins seven days before, Marlow eventually succumbed to relegation after losing 27-12 at Reading on Saturday. Marlow struggled for most of the campaign in South West
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16:00 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Claires Court School u18s Two Claires Court School teams won national sevens tournaments to cap a memorable season. The u18s started their ISA competition well, beating Sexey's School from Devon 35-0, Trinity School, Croydon 26-5, and the home team
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com